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Hazel Grouse
Bonasa bonasia

Map of the common names


Small forest bird (L 35 cm). Brun-grey plumage which is more brown-red in its southern range. Hazel Grouse appears in dark woodlands, both in pure deciduous forest and luxuriant mixed forest. Particularly favoured are damp depressions and stream gullies. Birds feed largely on fruits and seeds. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

The species occurs mainly on undisturbed forested areas, so forestry practices and deterioration of habitat may be the major threats. A significant factor in some areas may be overhunting.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 350,000 / 550,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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